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President signs VA reoganization

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


A somber anniversary of war

Many of my columns are pretty light in tone and content as I generally aim to amuse as well as enlighten readers. This is not one of those columns.

August 07, 2014 | By Lesley Frances Columnist | Lifestyle


EPA just making a power grab

According to the Federal Register, on Dec. 7, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency "found" that current and projected concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations. Unfortunately, this finding and the EPA's subsequent action threaten the health and welfare of current and future generations of Georgians far more than greenhouse gases do.

August 07, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


System is fine, officials are the problem

Just when you thought Washington couldn't get any messier, our elected officials in the nation's capital prove it can.

August 06, 2014 | Albany Herald | Opinion


Here's why teaching is a noble career

Dear Georgia public-school teachers,

August 06, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Back-to-school fair at apartments

Unity in the Community teamed up with Plantation Apartments to throw a back-to-school celebration for young people of the community Saturday.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Trouble with cable company

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Community announcements for Aug. 6

Driver's education classes are being offered in Richmond Hill through Bryan County Community Education. Classes are monthly. The cost is $385.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Community Announcements


Kline, Quinn to wed in October

Mr. and Mrs. James Kline of Houston, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Josephine Kline, to Shaun Christopher Quinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Quinn of Richmond Hill, Georgia.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


GED program offers free classes

Bryan County offers three opportunities for community members to receive their GED through free classes offered at the Pembroke and Richmond Hill Public Libraries, as well as the Goodwill in Richmond Hill. Instructor Rick Smith said these classes give the community the education and credentials needed to find college or career opportunities.

August 06, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


See and be seen: National Night Out

The community came out to J.F. Gregory Park last Saturday for the National Night Out event sponsored by the City of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Police Department. The event included live music, free food and games for children, as well as vendors. Taylor Carpenter attended with her camera to document some of the fun.

August 06, 2014 | | Life on the Hill


The next 7 days

Aug. 7: Lunch Bunch Club - The Richmond Hill City Center will kick off its Thursday Lunch Bunch Club from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes a $15 lunch buffet prepared by the center's executive chef. This event is by reservation only. The event will take place every Thursday, and seating is limited. To make a reservation or receive more information, call 445-0043 or visit www.richmondhillcitycenter.com.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


Winning tradition

They're used to winning in Pembroke, where Bryan County High School's softball program has long been one of the best in the state.

August 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports


Groups partner to hold back to school rally

Unity in the Community teamed up with Plantation Apartments to throw a back-to-school celebration for young people of the community Saturday.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill looks to build on success

Richmond Hill High School finds itself in a "new" Region 3-AAAAA this year, but third-year softball coach Angie Hummeldorf expects her team to remain competitive and be in the hunt for a third straight trip to the state Class AAAAA playoffs.

August 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports


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Business Briefs for Aug. 20

Quality rated:Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool recently became the first child-care center in Bryan County to become Quality Rated.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Free movie nights on tap in Pembroke

The Pembroke Recreation Department is showing free movies to residents on Movies in the Park night through December in DuBois Square.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


State tax collections up over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


19-year-old victim works at Suites

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Shooting suspects in custody

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot

A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill when he reportedly tried to thwart a vehicle break-in, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Chief Billy Reynolds Sr. The victim, who apparently had been trying to stop someone from burglarizing his pickup, is an employee of the Suites at Station Exchange, which is a residential community for senior citizens. He was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center, and his condition is unknown.

August 20, 2014 | | Public Safety


Gold standard for babies and moms

August is National Breastfeeding Month and it's a good time to remember that breast milk is "the gold standard" for babies and their moms. In fact, there's nothing like breastfeeding to put babies on the path to good health. And research shows that moms benefit as well.

August 20, 2014 | By Holly McSpadden Special to the News | Opinion


Clock strikes midnight on more than a bill

As the clock approached midnight on March 20, the final night of the 2014 Georgia legislative session, it became apparent that a final vote to send a medical cannabis oil bill to the Governor's desk for his signature was not going to happen this year.

August 20, 2014 | | Opinion


Yarbrough is, gasp, a loyal liberal?

Rap! Rap! Rap!

August 20, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Citizens EMS academy planned

Bryan County Emergency Services has announced the inaugural Citizens Emergency Services Academy will run from 7-10 p.m. for eight consecutive Thursdays beginning Sept. 11 and concluding Oct. 30.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Our dependence on the web can come with a high pricetag

Americans are finding their lives more and more virtually wired to the Internet.

August 20, 2014 | By The Albany Herald Editorial Board | Opinion


Hill honored for service

Pembroke City Clerk Betty Hill was surprised at Pembroke's recent city council meeting with a gift from Mayor Mary Warnell in recognition of Hill's 20 years as city clerk.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Red Cross needs blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, even as thousands of people donated last month.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the News | News


Not even the liberals want him

Rap! Rap! Rap: "The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let's begin the meeting as we always do - with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance:

August 20, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Community Announcements for Aug 20

Aug. 25: Common Threads is a needlework group that meets at the Richmond Hill Public Library from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays for sewing and Wednesdays for knit/crochet from. Free. Go to Facebook, Common Threads of Richmond Hill; or email rhcommonthreads@gmail.com.

August 20, 2014 | | Community Announcements


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